rūparāga is translated as "desire for existence in the form realm," etc. It is a desire to be reborn in the realm of subtle form (rūpadhātu), where beings are possessed of refined material bodies and are perpetually absorbed in the bliss of meditative absorption.
It is one of the ten fetters.
- Rhys Davids & Stede (1921-25), pp. 574-5, "Rūpa" entry (retrieved 2008-04-09), defines rūparāgo as "lust after rebirth in rūpa." Bodhi (2000), p. 1565, SN 45.180, translates it as "lust for form." Gethin (1998), p. 73, uses "desire for form." Thanissaro (2000) uses "passion for form." Walshe (1995), p. 27, uses "craving for existence in the Form World."
- Ten fetters, Rigpa Shedra Wiki